The European Parliament on “protection against football separatists”. Frankowski by the author

“The European Parliament today adopted a comprehensive resolution on sport policy in the European Union, calling for steps to be taken to protect European sport from the dangers of separatist games such as the European Super League. Co-drafted by former footballer Tomasz Frankowski, the resolution was adopted by the vast majority of all MEPs in the European Parliament. 27 Member States “- reads the official communiqué on this matter.

Frankowski himself also welcomed the adoption of the resolution. “My report on European Sport Policy was adopted by the European Parliament almost unanimously! As many as 597 members voted!” – he wrote on Twitter.

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This does not mean any binding decisions yet, but UEFA sees this step as important in the fight against such ideas. “UEFA welcomed the resolution as an important step forward in developing a European model of sport based on solidarity and sporting values. Frankowski’s report contains concrete and applicable recommendations on key issues, e.g. good governance, solidarity, gender equality, diversification and fundamental issues.” such as sustainable development or mental health, “writes UEFA in a press release.

The president of the European football federation, Aleksander Ceferin, also spoke in person. – The signal from the European Parliament, and therefore also from EU citizens, is clear: Europe and Europeans are against such destructive projects as the European Super league, which threatens the values ​​of sport on our continent. European football is not a market solely for the interests of the elite and their profits, but is to be at the service of the entire society, said the UEFA president.

The European federation also stressed its opposition to the idea of ​​the football world cup every two years, which appears more and more in the media. “The European Parliament is also opposed to the latest biennial World Cup proposals and calls on sports organizations to respect the mandatory frequency of major international events,” writes UEFA.

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David Martin is the lead editor for Spark Chronicles. David has been working as a freelance journalist.

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